[ARC- Review] A Mortal Queen: Stolen #1 by S. P. Woods

by Samy
Published: Last Updated on 4 minutes read
[ARC- Review] A Mortal Queen: Stolen #1 by S. P. WoodsA Mortal Queen: Stolen by S. P. Woods
Genres: Fantasy, Romance
Format: eARC

A Mortal Queen Stolen by S.P. Woods follows the journey of Kylin, a mortal girl thrown into the midst of a dangerous, century-long feud between kingdoms of Elves and Vampires.
Once a naive and clumsy daughter of a struggling community, Kylin’s life is forever changed by one bloody and fateful night that leads her down a path of danger and romance. Due to forces that pull her away from everything she knows, she finds herself torn between her duty to her people and a newfound lust-driven love that she can’t deny.

A Mortal Queen: Stolen – Book Review

Thank you to NetGalley and S.P. Woods, who gave me an eARC in exchange for an honest review!

I can’t deny the book being an excellent, captivating read. It was hard to put it away, so I finished it within one setting.
I haven’t had many books containing dragons within the last reads, so I appreciate it now.

I do love the MC and could very much relate to her. As she gets dragged out of the world, she knows and grew up in not one but two additional different worlds. Growing up with the vampires being evil, she has to discover a different truth. And suddenly, two kings are battling over her. That not being enough; there were not only one but two betrayals within people she and her friends thought they could rely on.

Kylin reminds me of a natural person with her quirks and flaws. I like that she’s not one of those typical slim-built characters.
Her relationship with her cousin is sweet, and her brother acts protective over her, but it seems pretty relatable to their past.
I haven’t figured out her mother yet, but her uncle, who taught her at least some basics on fighting, is great, too.

At some point, it went into her trusting a bit too fast for my liking, but other than that, I can say it’s a great read I very much enjoyed.
The battle is thrilling even though the cliffhanger is somewhat predictable; it keeps one interested in reading the second book.

Final Thoughts

Sometimes, I intentionally avoid books that include vampires, but this one was entertaining. Maybe it ended up short, but not necessarily, since it’s the first of a series.
It felt like a bit of a mediocre read, but there’s still a lot to tell from the author, and I’m pretty curious about how it will continue.

Maybe, at some point, there’s happening too much too fast, so it wouldn’t be a bad thing to get less, but in a more detailed way, if that makes somewhat sense.
At first, she gets closer to Theo and suddenly ends up in a different place. It does get explained but has a little less importance of why she is and so on.

The spice is somewhat significant. Not too much, but enough for it in a fantasy book. The main characters might get more involved as the story progresses.

POV: Kylin POV
1st person
Spiciness: 1.5/5
To be released on June 1st, 2023

Have you heard about the book or the series? Are you planning on reading it? Let me know in the comments!

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